Where the Girls Were

The Sports Page opened in the 1970s, and still holds reunions for the lesbians who regularly boogied the night away.
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Atlanta gay dance club Jungle in danger of being closed


Atlanta's popular gay dance club Jungle may be in danger of being closed after a neighborhood panel postponed a vote to approve a permanent liquor license, according to a story in the Virginia Highland-Druid Hills Patch.

By a 5-4 vote on Monday, Neighborhood Planning Unit-F  delayed a vote to give Jungle owner Richard Cherskov a permanent liquor license because he didn't follow procedure by first addressing its neighborhood association, reports the Patch.

Jungle's temporary liquor license expires in March and Cherskov must now make time to meet with the neighborhood association before returning to the planning unit. That process could take longer than April's expiration date.

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Best of Atlanta: Nightlife

Mary's in East Atlanta wins big in the 2011 Best of Atlanta awards

After two months of online balloting and thousands of votes cast, we present the best of the best — our second annual GA Voice Best of Atlanta winners.

The selection process began in May, when we asked you, our readers, to nominate your favorites for dozens of awards in the categories of Community, People, Places, Eats, Shopping, Arts & Entertainment and Nightlife.

The top three finalists in each category made it through to the next round of voting. For the month of June, a multiple-choice ballot asked you to pick among the finalists for who really represents the finest in LGBT Georgia.

Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to all of the worthy winners and runners up.

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Black Gay Pride events calendar

Atlanta pulls out all the stops over Labor Day Weekend for what is billed as the world’s largest Black Gay Pride celebration.

The non-profit In the Life Atlanta formed in 1996 to bring a cultural and educational component to Black Gay Pride, which began as an informal network of house parties, nightlife and other gatherings.

But the weekend also includes more than 100 events put on by other nightlife venues, party promoters, social organizations and community groups.

Events were still being added at press time, so be sure to visit our online calendar at www.thegavoice.com for more options.